10 Food Markets In Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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Located about 40 miles (60km) northeast of Washington DC, Baltimore in Maryland has been nicknamed “the city of neighbourhoods” because of its hundreds of different and identifiable distinct districts. Baltimore was also home to many prominent Americans from all walks of life, including singer Billie Holiday, activist Frederick Douglass, writer Edgar Allen Poe and athlete Babe Ruth. Because of its location on the coast, Baltimore is famous for some amazing seafood which can always be found in the local markets as a fresh catch. On top of that, most neighbourhoods will also have their own markets as well as local specialities being served. If you’re looking for a taste of Baltimore be sure to head to some of these great food markets in the city. Find out more below.

1. Lexington Market

Lexington Market has been a staple of Baltimore life for over 230 years now, and it’s such an iconic piece of the city that you can bet it is not going anywhere anytime soon. The market is located in the heart of the city near public transport lines so getting there should be no problem at all. Lexington Market offers over 100 vendors selling everything from crab cakes made with fresh Baltimore crab to fried chicken and waffles and fresh produce.

Lexington Market

Address: 400 W Lexington St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri: 6am - 6pm (closed on Sun)

Website: Lexington Market

2. Northeast Market

Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Baltimore Heritage used under CC0

Northeast Market was established in 1885 and it is another part of Baltimore history. It serves the area around the illustrious Johns Hopkins hospital and over the years, the building has undergone major renovations from its original structure having been expanded and renovated. Northeast Market carries everything from multiple deli counters, fresh produce and carry-out dining options.

Northeast Market

Address: 2101 E Monument St, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri: 7am - 6pm (closed on Sun)

Website: Northeast Market

3. Avenue Market

Posted by Baltimore Public Markets on Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Avenue Market was built and opened in 1928 and it consisted of 12 shops and even a bowling alley. The original site of the market was once the home of a Confederate general but the rapid growth of the city meant that the area was no longer considered “country” and as a result, Avenue Market was part of the city, with 50,000 people showing up on the first day of opening. Fresh produce can be bought here and there are some takeout restaurants and even a breakfast place.

Avenue Market

Address: 1700 Pennsylvania Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217, USA

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri: 7am - 6pm (closed on Sun)

Website: Avenue Market

4. d Street Farmers Market

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Founded in 1980, the 32nd Street Farmers Market is a non-profit group offering some of the best, baked goods, the freshest produce and prepared foods for the community. Their mission is to provide an alternative to big business agriculture and they provide people with a chance to sell their locally grown produce directly to the people. The market is open all year round and it offers tons of delicious treats and goods from people of different backgrounds.

32nd Street Farmers Market

Address: 400 E 32nd St, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA

Opening Hours: Sat: 7am - 12pm (closed from Sun - Fri)

Website: 32nd Street Farmers Market

5. Fell's Point Farmers Market

Posted by Fell's Point Farmers Market on Saturday, 8 December 2018

Located outdoors on the waterfront, the current location of the Fell’s Point Farmers Market was once the original spot of the neighbourhood’s first market dating back to the 1700s. Fell’s Point Farmers Market’s history has come full circle. The current iteration of the market has been going on for eight years now and it offers tons of things from craft beer and whisky to locally grown produce and even crafts.

Fell's Point Farmers Market

Address: Broadway Square

Opening Hours: Sat: 7:30am - 12:30pm (closed from Sun - Fri)

Website: Fell's Point Farmers Market

6. Mt. Vernon Marketplace

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Mt. Vernon Marketplace is located in the historic Mount Vernon neighbourhood of Baltimore that offers some delicious upscale goods. The Mt. Vernon Marketplace offers everything from artisanal cheese, gourmet sandwiches and charcuterie and of course, Baltimore’s best seafood. For those looking for a delicious take-out meal, you’re in luck because at the Mt. Vernon Marketplace, you can find some amazing French crepes, vegan burgers, Ethiopian coffee and Canadian poutine, just to name a few things.

Mt. Vernon Marketplace

Address: 520 Park Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA

Opening Hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)

Website: Mt. Vernon Marketplace

7. Hollins Market

Hollins Market is in the Sowebo area of Baltimore and it takes its name from the building which is the oldest market building still in use in Baltimore. The space is a popular place for people to head to, and it brings in a range of people, from students at the University of Maryland to professionals from nearby business centres and blue-collar workers from nearby construction sites.

Hollins Market

Address: 26 S. Arlington Avenue Baltimore, Maryland 21223

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri: 7am - 6pm (closed on Sun)

8. R House

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

R House is less of a traditional-style market and more of a market-style restaurant. R House is home to several stalls that serve food by local chefs looking to make a name in the Baltimore food scene. R House believes in going in together instead of alone, when it comes to serving food, and the 350-seat hall allows people to come in to sample some delicious food ranging from Colombian to Seoul.

R House

Address: 301 W 29th St, Baltimore, MD 21211, USA

Opening Hours: 7:30am - 11pm (daily)

Website: R House

9. Cross Street Market

Cross Street Market Interior #3
Source: Photo by Flickr user Ryan Crierie used under CC BY 2.0

Cross Street Market was established in 1846 and it has since been renovated and redone to be one of Baltimore’s iconic markets. Stop by and grab lunch like a fresh burger or a nice big bowl of Pho on those cold winter days, or stock up on some fresh produce from local growers and enjoy fresh fruits and veggies.

Cross Street Market

Address: 1065 S Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA

Opening Hours: 7am - 7pm (daily)

Website: Cross Street Market

10. Broadway Market

Broadway Market (49021521836)
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Broadway Market is located in the historic Fall’s Point neighbourhood and it has been a focal point of the area for 200 years. The building is near the residential area serving people with delicious produce and tasty food from their counters. Seafood stalls and delis currently call the Broadway Market home, and they are expanding in the near future providing even more goods to the area.

Broadway Market

Address: 1640 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA

Opening Hours: Mon - Sat: 7am - 6pm (closed on Sun)

Website: Broadway Market

Historic markets

Baltimore is home to tons of markets that are not only essential parts of the community but also parts of history as many of them are over 50 years old. No matter where you are in Baltimore, there’s a market there with some amazing and fresh produce waiting for you.

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